DENNIS OF PENGE SEEKING EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMER

Writer/Performer Annie Siddons (How (Not) to Live in Suburbia, Raymondo, Rapunzel) and director Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, Jew of Malta, Raymondo, How (Not) to Live in Suburbia, the Cardinal, Gruesome Playground Injuries, My Mother Medea) are looking for an exceptional male identifying performer, aged between 28-40, to collaborate with them on Annie’s new show, Dennis of Penge,supported by Ovalhouse, Albany, and BAC.

Dennis of Penge is a new spoken word piece with masterful storytelling and music about poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken, love, and SE20, very loosely inspired by Euripides’ The BACCHAE.

“No matter how shit your day has been

No matter how low the world wants to make you

No matter if the money came from the back of the sofa

No matter if no one respects you

No Matter if you haven’t been touched in a Sex way for a while

No matter if your ideas go unheard

(Or even unspoken because you’re shy)

Fantastic Melly’s Chicken is a church that welcomes all, salves all, in its battery delicious opiate salty wings.

Its cross, the fluorescent perky cock’s face:

You see it, you know you’re welcome and will find solace.

You won’t be judged – you will be redeemed by the Holy Trinity

of Wings, Fries and Coke

Ready to face the next bit of the shit that life spits.

You’re a small god.”

We are interested in seeing performers of African, Caribbean, South Asian, or Middle Eastern appearance for this role. London accent strongly preferred. Otherwise non British accent – country of origin accent – preferred.

Skillset – really versatile, energetic, committed performer, brilliant singer, Good physicality. Good with text. Warm, mischievous playing style. Androgynous/queer sensibility. Dangerous.

The show will be developed in early 2018 (you need to be available 22 Jan – 9 Feb in first instance) and will open in summer 2018. The plan is to take the show to Edinburgh and then return for London performances and touring, so commitment is ongoing but not fulltime.

If this is you please contact George Easterbrook geeasterbrook@gmail.com in the first instance with your CV and headshot. We will be holding a workshop day on 14 December so you will need to be available then. Please share widely amongst your networks.

Annie Siddons

Playwright   Performer